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Intermediate Apprenticeship/Level 2 Pharmacy Services Assistant Health-Chem Ltd

Westdale Pharmacy based in Mapperley, Nottingham is offering a hard-working and enthusiastic candidate an opportunity to start their career in the pharmaceutical health sciences sector as an Apprentice Dispensary Assistant.

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Closing date: 30 Jan 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £129.00

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, full range of shifts between 8am - 10pm and alternate Saturdays (TBC)

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    31 Jan 2022

  • Date posted

    20 Oct 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001780899

  • Positions

    2 available

Westdale Pharmacy is a busy and friendly pharmacy based in Mapperley. The post holder will be a people person and demonstrate a welcoming and friendly approach when assisting customers on the counter; you will also assist the pharmacist in the dispensing of medication in the pharmacy.

If you are reliable enthusiastic and willing to succeed in the pharmaceutical sector, this role is perfect for you.

Main duties include:

  • Assist in the sale of over the counter medicines
  • Complete prescription receipt and collection
  • Ordering, receiving and storing pharmaceutical stock
  • Liaising with customers in all areas of sales, including specialised products providing a highly personalised approach
  • Managing stock levels, replenishing and cleaning sales areas
  • Receive and store incoming supplies, verify quantities against orders and inform supervisor of stock needs and shortages
  • Assisting future sales and maximum profits, by the analysing of seasonal trends and product selection
  • Processing payments of various kinds, using the till, including handling of credit/debit cards, cheques and accounts
  • Assisting in the reconciliation of the till at the end of each shift/or following day if requested to do so by the manager
  • Ensuring standards for quality, customer service and health and safety are met
  • Maintaining awareness of market trends and advertising, updating sales display areas
  • Dealing with sales as and when required, serve customers showing high standards of customer care at all times, providing a helpful and friendly service, in order to maximise sales
  • To utilise specialist product knowledge when required
  • To maintain a clean and tidy working environment
  • To complete compulsory training as required
  • To carry out other duties which naturally fall within the reasonable expectations of the role

This apprenticeship is work based learning therefore you will be working at the employer's address and will not need to attend college.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Experience of using own initiative
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Clear, polite telephone manner

Personal qualities

  • The ideal candidate will be a quick learner, proactive and show initiative
  • They will be a team player and able to prioritise workload at a busy time, remaining calm
  • They will be dedicated and willing to work in line with strict procedural guidelines to ensure the assignments are handed in on time
  • The idea candidate will also be mature and understand the importance of confidentiality when handing the personal data of patients and customers

Other qualities may include:

  • Smart, polite and confident
  • Ability to perform under pressure
  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Confidentiality
  • Team working
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated

Desired qualifications

GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) in maths and English. As the employer is ideally looking to progress the candidate onto the Level 3 Pharmacy Technician apprenticeship in the future to enrol you will need to hold a Level 2 pass in a science subject as well.

This can be either GCSE min grade 4/C or higher or a BTEC Level 2 Pass or higher (or equivalent). Unfortunately, the Level 2 Pharmacy Services Apprenticeship does not count for the Level 3 Pharmacy Technician eligibility enrolment.

Future prospects

Possible permanent position on the completion of the apprenticeship/progression onto Level 3 Pharmacy Technician Apprenticeship.


About the employer

Westdale Pharmacy is a welcoming and busy pharmacy based in Mapperley, offering traditional chemist services and providing an array of other pharmacy services to the local community.

Employer

Health-Chem Ltd

Address

354 Westdale Lane

Mapperley

Nottingham

NG3 6ET

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Training

Training provider

NOTTINGHAM COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Nottingham College

Contact

Nottingham College Apprenticeship Team

Level 2 Pharmacy Services Assistant apprenticeship standard, which includes:

BTEC Level 2 Certificate in the Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Support.

Staff Functional Skills up to Level 2 in English & maths if required.

https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/pharmacy-services-assistant-v1-0

Please note that the apprenticeship standards require the apprentice to sit an End Point Assessment.

Please refer to above link for more information.

Apprenticeship standard

Pharmacy services assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)


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